1) “Chicago P.D.,” 10 p.m., NBC. A tough hour starts quietly. Earlier this season, we learned that Kim Burgess (Marina Squercian, shown here in a previous episode) is pregnant via Adam Ruzek, a fellow cop who is her ex-fiance. Assigned to light duty, she’s working the 9-1-1 calls. That’s when a plaintive call grabs her emotionally. What follows is a terrific hour – sharply and subtly written and played – that takes Burgess (and viewers) on an emotional roller-coaster.
2) “The Masked Singer,” 8 pm..Fox. A strong season-opener, after the Super Bowl, introduced the first six contestants – half of them talented, half not..lt ousted and unmasked Lil Wayne — and will dump two more over the next couple Wednesdays, before introducing another batch. That opener got a solid boost from Jamie Foxx, as a guest panelist. That’s needed, on a panel that tends to get way too giddy.
3) “Lego Masters” debut, 9 p.m. today, Fox. Here’s the show Fox hopes can capture the offbeat-reality tone of “Masked Singer.” It’s similar to NBC’s “Making It” in many ways, both good (super-talented contestants, bright visuals, humorous host) and bad (dreary judges, arbitrary judging standard). What it lacks, however, is the feel-good notion that fills “Making It.” Here, we see duos – newlyweds, father-and-son, even a couple guys who met because they have similar beards – creating elaborate little Lego theme parks. The results are spectacular.
4) “Nova: Polar Extremes,” 8-10 p.m. PBS. Kirk Johnson, a paleontologist, goes to the ends of the Earth; in fact, he goes to both ends. He visits Antarctica, where the temperature has gone to minus-128 and below, and to the Arctic. In both places, he finds signs of the past, when dinosaurs roamed warm forests. Other stops are fascinating: A Canadian cave seems like an ice palace worthy of “Frozen”; in an Inuit town at the northern edge of civilization, the villagers combined to pull a house away from the sagging shoreline.
5) “The Apartment” (1960) and “The China Syndrome” (1979), 8 and 10:15 p.m.ET.; There’s no “Modern Family” tonight (ABC has an extra “Bachelor” episode, from 8-10 p.m.), so settle in for TCM’s month-long Academy Award0 marathon. Here are two well-made films – one tender, one taut – that brought Oscar nominations for Jack Lemmon. He had eight in all, winning for “Mister Roberts” and “Save the Tiger.”